There are lots of women in tech events but there is no other event like Reframe Women in Tech. We are here for one purpose only to create personal development opportunities for all, We are not a commercial enterprise and year after year our ethos remains unchanged, we simply want to reach more people, to create connections and more opportunities
But our event doesn’t happen without support from our community. Every contribution towards Reframe Women in Tech helps create opportunities and real impact for women in tech.
Our Community Supporters
My love of sweets and chocolate goes back many years
I decided to set up Sweet Intentions Candy after having my children. I was looking for something flexible to enable me to spend as much time with the children as possible.
Having always spent my £1 school dinner money on sweets in the local sweet shop before getting the bus to school my secret ambition was to open a sweet shop but that didn’t happen!
Fast forward a few years and my business was born
At first, Sweet Intentions Candy was mainly party favours inclusive of pick & mix bags and sweet cones and cups. Still, I moved very quickly on to postal sweet boxes, sweet platters, sweet hampers and, much to my delight, sweet and candy buffets and large-scale pick & mix for weddings and corporate business events.
My attention to detail and passion for the products has helped me quickly establish a growing clientele.
I AM Candles and Massage
I AM Candles and Massage
Combining intentions, essential oils and crystals with the ancient wisdom of reiki into healing candles and treatments.
I AM began in 2022 with a collection of 7 chakra balancing aromatherapy and crystal candles, handcrafted in Totnes, Devon by Anne Monnington. Anne is an energy healer and masseuse. Anne is a female entrepreneur who has turned her back on a 25 year senior corporate career in HR to follow her true path to help people on their own healing journey. Anne will be available on the day to provide mini back massages or reiki treatments.
Manchester Digital is the trade body for Greater Manchester’s thriving digital and tech sector, with a community made up of businesses from across the region. We run Digital Her, a programme which inspires and encourages women & girls to pursue careers in digital, and supports women working in tech to thrive.
HER+Data MCR (“Her plus Data Manchester”) is a community working to connect, inspire, support and empower the NW UK’s Women in Data! We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
HER+Data MCR is a Meetup group which brings together anyone who identifies as a woman or non-binary and has a connection to data – whether they work with data, would like to work with data, and/or simply have an interest in data! The scope is intended to be broad to include as many gender minorities within STEM as possible while also maintaining a focus on the topic of data – we talk data science, analytics, research, visualisation, software, applications and experiences women share working in male dominated environments. We have members whose backgrounds range from academia to industry, students to CEOs, neuroscientists to idea implementers. We meet once a month (on the 2nd Thursday), provide ample time for networking, and showcase 2-4 women/non-binary in data speakers who talk about their career paths, role models, challenges faced and data projects that they work on. We also conduct masterclasses a few times each year on topics such as CV writing, interviewing techniques and salary negotiation to empower women to progress in data roles.
HER+Data is a space where everyone can share their stories and develop. We’re volunteer driven so we keep our events simple and informal. There will be great content, laughter and a room full of data women and non-binary people from various backgrounds. So come along, ask questions, and get inspired! And if there are specific topics that you would like to see discussed then please let us know. We are always happy to explore new ideas and new collaborations. HER+Data was originally founded in Dublin, Ireland as XX+Data by Karen Church and the Manchester chapter was founded by Rachael Ainsworth.
Connect with HER+Data MCR:
Email: [email protected]
DevOps Manchester is a community of like-minded individuals who get together and talk about DevOps, whether it’s technical, social or cultural and regardless of industry.
We aim to have 4 – 6 Meetups per year in central Manchester. Typically our events include a 45 minute talk or panel followed by ‘lean coffee’ style agenda-less discussions.
The Manchester Java CommunityThe Manchester Java Community is a group for Java professionals interested in gathering and sharing knowledge in the industry.It’s open to beginners to experts, developers to managers, geek to professionals.
We are a female activewear brand originating from the founder’s female only gym in Bury.
The success of the gym is rooted in the strength of its community – all Ignite women support each other, encourage each other & celebrate each others wins.
Our aim with Ignite.TheCollection is to harness the strength of this community and continue to grow an unstoppable force of women.
She Chats Tech
Welcome to She Chats Tech! We’re an inclusive community that empowers women to enter and thrive in the tech industry. Our organisation was founded in 2023 by a tech career changer who felt frustrated by the lack of communities for tech career changers. The tech industry isn’t as diverse, inclusive or representative as it can be -we want to change that for our generation and generations to come. Our aim is to provide a space where members can: ⭐ Be their authentic selves ⭐ Cultivate genuine connections ⭐ Up-skill personally and professionally Join us for our URL and IRL events! Instagram @shechatstech
We’re greater when we’re in it together
We are committed to building an inclusive community to better drive diversity in tech
Mission: To build a strong community to support, mentor and promote leadership and careers for women in technology in the North of the UK. Women in tech is a never-ending conversation. Does it swirl around a set of anxieties we share in our underrepresented gender — anxieties we might not even understand? More than ever, women in technology need to support each other. Encourage each other. Be each other’s cheerleaders, boosters and sponsors. Pipeline problems aren’t solved at the top, remember, but at the bottom.
Let’s Get Inclusive – Insight Recruitment
Let’s Get Inclusive (LGI) is a powerhouse of like-minded professionals, striving to make a difference within the STEM industry by offering minority groups the coaching and guidance needed to help them succeed in a biased sector.
Alongside this, we want to present businesses with an insight into the tools & approaches they can utilise to diversify their own workforces.
Through our Let’s Get Inclusive community, we want to offer the opportunity for people to improve and upskill their knowledge around D&Itopics.
Inclusivity goes beyond equal gender rights. Let’s Get Inclusive is a space for all, it captures:
Neurodivergence, race, ethnic/cultural minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community & everyone in between.
Insight Recruitment are independent, forward-thinking and professional Recruitment Specialists based in Manchester. We provide Contract / Interim, Permanent and Search recruitment solutions across our divisions: Tech & Mission Critical. In the ever-evolving world of recruitment, one thing that isn’t going to change is the need to match the best people with the best opportunities. At Insight we aim to do that better than anyone else.
Halzak / Elevate Women in Tech
Halzak / Elevate – Women in Tech is honoured to be a Community Partner for the Reframe WIT Manchester event.
Halzak is a boutique recruitment firm headquartered in Birmingham committed to connecting tech companies with underrepresented tech talent. We excel in placing tech professionals from entry level to the C-suite in the UK and US.
Elevate Women in Tech is a community network, podcast, and mentorship program dedicated to uplifting and inspiring women to enter and remain in tech. Our mission is “Elevating women and girls from the classroom to the boardroom.”
We believe fostering diversity and inclusion in tech is a shared responsibility. Elevate aims to be a catalyst for change by encouraging companies, institutions, and individuals to embrace gender diversity.
I began ILH Handcrafted in 2019 with a vision to empower women to embrace and love their bodies.
I make kimono-style robes using 100% recycled scarves and vintage fabrics. Each piece is unique and one-off, never to be made again, and made to treasure forever.
I am also the author of the book Becoming; A Very Long Walk & The Awakening of a Woman and it charts my 630 mile, two month hike along the South West Coast Path. The book also is very much centred on personal growth and self development.
You can find it here:
The Pankhurst Trust
The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) ensures the powerful story of the women who won the vote continues to inspire us all to challenge gender inequality, and that those experiencing domestic abuse get the vital support they need.
Saved by, rebuilt by, and run by women, the Pankhurst Centre is a museum telling the story of women’s campaign for the vote, and is Manchester Women’s Aid headquarters, the largest provider of domestic abuse services in Greater Manchester.
Each year, we support thousands of women, families, and children to regain their identities and voices and begin their journey towards safety and independence.
Karren Brady’s Women in Business & Tech Expo
Karren Brady’s Women in Business & Tech Expo is the industry-leading hiring event for those who aspire to thrive in their professional careers and grow their businesses. The event has fast become one of the go-to events for organisations and professionals to diversify their teams, develop commercial growth strategies, attract new recruits and meet like-minded partners.
Welcoming over 50 high-profile entrepreneurs, CEOs, tech leaders and innovators to the speaker programme, including serial entrepreneur and dragon Steven Bartlett, the event will provide inspiration, guidance, recruitment opportunities, and services to supercharge attendees’ professional journey at all stages within the technology and business sectors.
Flex your Tech!
She Techs celebrates women in tech with empowering slogans and bespoke designs on organic cotton t-shirts, bags and warm wear.
Created with planet-friendly processes and love.
for women in tech | by women in tech
all genders welcome
Want to see the SheTech apparel in action – check out the Reframe WIT team on the day!